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Puppy Adolescence Has Arrived
Your puppy turns into a monster when you think it’s getting easier. The peak of adolescence for your puppy is around 7 months of age. Puppyhood is full of hoops, hurdles, and challenges, and puppy adolescence is one of the most challenging stages to navigate through.
The adolescence phase is characterized by increased pushiness, rebellion, and momentary lapse in judgement. It is possible to walk through the pains of adolescence with the help of PupBox. Keep your chin up! The puppy who aced his puppy training class will reappear in no time if you stay calm, cool, collected, and focused.
Try Some Advanced Training On Your 7 Month Pup
Your 7 month puppy may take a few steps back in training during puppy adolescence, but don’t let this discourage your efforts! A key to staying on track is continuing the education. We recommend that you enroll your dog in an agility class.
Advanced training sessions keep your pupyp mentally stimulated, focused on behaviors you want, and will further strengthen your bond. Positive reinforcement techniques are always used.
If your dog shows concern or fear, take a step back and plan on gradual exposure in the future. Next month we will discuss how to socialize, but remember to get out there as early as possible to experience the world.
Dog Sleeping Problems
A medical problem can be indicated by the number of hours young dogs sleep. If you see changes beyond sleeping, such as sluggish behavior while awake or a change in appetite, this may indicate illness. The chances of minor puppy injuries are increased by the extra exercise from excess energy. It is time to seek veterinary care for your dog if it develops a limp and is sleeping more than once.
If your dog is waking frequently from sleep or not sleeping enough, he may be suffering from a medical problem. The throat muscles loosen during sleep and prevent the free flow of air. Snoring loudly, intermittent pauses in his breathing and frequent waking are all signs that a dog has sleep apnea. If you have concerns about your dog sleeping too little, seek veterinary care.
Resetting the Clock
Your puppy’s internal clock may change when he transitions into adulthood and when he retires. Try the following suggestions if your dog is having trouble sleeping.
Don’t change the schedule. Try to keep your weekday and weekend wake times as close to each other as possible. Dogs are best behaved when they know what is expected of them.
2 Play sessions can be scheduled during the day. A constructive outlet for your dog’s boundless energy is needed. Interactive games of fetch, reviewing commands he mastered as a pup, and playing Frisbee are all great for zapping his energy. If you are not at home during the day, consider a program such as doggy day camp. He will be more likely to sleep well at night if he gets a lot of aerobic and mental exercise during the day.
The doctor has an exercise tip. During adolescence, your dog’s bones are still developing, and intense exercise such as running on a leash can be harmful. It’s important to avoid this type of exercise.
3 Stay calm and wag on. Encourage your young dog to sleep with you at night. It will help your dog sleep, it will strengthen your bond, and it will help you both sleep better.
The science of puppy sleep
It is important for your puppy to sleep. At this age, they are growing quickly, with new sounds, sights and smells, and playing during their waking hours. They need sleep to recover their energy, process the new things they are seeing, and more.
Many benefits and purposes of sleep are still being researched.
There is a Contributes to a healthy immune system and provides energy to brain and body. hormones essential to growth and development
All this is true for you. It is for your puppy. Just as human children need more sleep than their parents, so do puppies.